– Get to Know You Questions –
Do you have a bunch of new folks with whom you need to strike up a conversation? Select a few of these get to know you questions to break the ice and get to know individuals better.
Sometimes you meet someone and instantly click with them.
You feel you’ve known each other your whole life and can’t believe you didn’t even know they existed.
Then some other relationships require a bit more effort. For example, learning anything about your brother-in-law seems like pulling teeth.
While you and your BIL may never be BFFs, there is a technique you may try to urge him to open up a little more.
These are some ideas for a get to know you questions.
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Some Ideas for Get to Know You Questions
1. What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
2. What type of music are you into?
3. What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
4. Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?
5. What are your hobbies, and how did you get into them?
6. What was your favorite age growing up?
7. What was the last thing you read?
8. Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?
9. What’s your favorite ice cream topping?
10. What was the last TV show you binge-watched?
11. Are you into podcasts or do you only listen to music?
12. Do you have a favorite holiday? Why or why not?
13. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
14. Do you like going to the movies or prefer watching them at home?
15. What’s your favorite sleeping position?
16. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?
17. What’s the best joke you’ve ever heard?
18. In the summer, would you rather go to the beach or go camping?
19. What’s your favorite quote from a TV show/movie/book?
20. How old were you when you had your first celebrity crush, and who was it?
21. What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?
22. Do you have any pet peeves?
23. Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
24. What song always gets you out on the dance floor?
25. When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?
26. What activity instantly calms you?
27. Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?
28. What do you do on your commute to/from work?
Questions can strengthen any connection, but if you’re in a good relationship, you shouldn’t have to ask these:
29. What’s the phone app you use most?
30. Would you rather cook or order in?
31. Have you ever disliked something and then changed your mind?
32. What’s your favorite board game?
33. How do you take your coffee?
34. What’s your most prized possession and why?
35. Is there any product that you couldn’t live without?
36. Do you sleep on a top sheet? Why or why not?
37. If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, which would it be?
38. What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
39. What’s your favorite way to unwind?
41. How do you enjoy spending your alone time?
42. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
43. Do you have a favorite type of exercise?
44. What causes are you passionate about?
45. What’s something you’re excited about right now?
46. What’s your favorite content genre (horror, sci-fi, rom-com, etc.)?
47. What’s an essential part of your daily routine?
48. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
49. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received, and what did you do about it?
Regardless of how one feels about his or her job, the truth remains that many people spend a significant amount of time and energy at work.
Facilitate a dialogue where you leave knowing how they feel about their work.
To help you get to know someone better. Just be ready to reciprocate that transparency when they ask the same of you and your professional life.
Initial talks set the tone for whether the individual wants to learn more about you, so be prepared to answer some questions.
Try out these conversation-starters:
50. If you could choose your own work schedule, would you?
51. Is there one job you’d never ever do?
52. What’s the first thing you do after getting home from work?
53. Who or what inspires you in your career?
54. How do you approach taking time off from work?
55. What’s something an outsider wouldn’t know about your industry?
56. Do you have a morning routine at work? If so, what it’s like?
57. What’s your commute to work like?
58. Are you able to work from home, and if so, do you enjoy it?
59. Do you get along with all your coworkers?
60. What’s your favorite thing about your current job?
61. What annoys you most?
62. What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?
63. Do you think you’ll stay in your current gig for a while? Why or why not?
64. What type of role do you want to take on after this one?
65. Are you more of a “work to live” or a “live to work” type of person?
Isn’t it a fantastic approach to getting to know someone on a deeper level?
Find out about the individuals they care about.
Inquiring about intimate relationships can lead to tales, and sharing stories can lead to connection and a sense of being seen by others.
66. How much time do you spend with your family?
67. Who do you most like spending time with and why?
68. Which family member makes the best food?
69. How has your opinion of your family changed over the years?
70. If you’re close to your family, what’s the hardest part about spending time away from them?
71. Do you wish you had a bigger family, or are you happy with its current size?
72. Which family member has had the greatest impact on you?
73. What does your family’s last name mean? (Look it up if you don’t know!)
74. Who’s the best gift-giver in your family?
75. What’s your favorite story about your grandparents?
76. Have you ever mapped out your family tree?
77. Were you close with your family growing up?
78. How do you define your family now?
79. What traits are most important to you in your family members?
80. Who in your family makes you feel the safest?
81. Do you want a family of your own?
82. Have you ever been to a family reunion?
83. If you could change your relationship with a family member, would you? If so, with whom?
84. What was it like growing up as the youngest/oldest/middle/only child?
85. Does your family ever take trips together?
86. What’s your favorite family memory?
87. What TV family most reminds you of your own?
88. Do you ever wish you were raised differently?
You can learn about someone’s values by reading their owner’s handbook.
Even seemingly innocuous queries, such as what motivates them to give a good presentation, might reveal a person’s principles.
You can discover about someone’s true essence, how they spend their lives, and what motivates their activities by studying their life philosophy.
However, you cannot just inquire, “What are your values?” What you can inquire about:
89. What do you think makes someone a “good person”?
90. Do you believe in love at first sight?
91. How do you show kindness to others?
92. Do you believe in soulmates? Why or why not?
93. What do you look for in a friendship?
94. How do your daily priorities reflect your overall values in life?
95. Do you believe the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time?
96. What life lessons have you had to learn the hard way?
97. Do you believe what is meant for you will never miss you?
98. Have you ever experienced true love, and how did you know?
99. What’s a relationship deal-breaker for you?
100. If you had only one sense (hearing, touch, sight, etc.), which would you want?
101. Do you volunteer at all?
102. What makes you feel at peace?
103. What are you most proud of in the last year?
104. What makes you feel most accomplished?
105. Who do you admire most in the world?
106. Would you rather make more money doing a job you hate or less doing one you love?
107. Which of your personality traits are you most proud of?
108. What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?
109. How has your perspective on the world changed over time?
These questions elicit information on the person’s motivations.
What gives them the motivation to get out of bed every day?
What do they daydream about and ponder about?
You share something more intimate when you learn about someone’s dreams.
Start a deep discussion by posing the following question:
110. Do you think our dreams have hidden meanings?
111. When you want to give up, what keeps you going?
112. Do you live by any words of wisdom?
113. What’s the first step you take in trying to achieve a new goal?
114. How do you turn a “no” into a “yes”?
115. What do you do to overcome a personal setback?
116. Is it easy for you to accept help in achieving your dreams?
117. If you could do anything, besides what you’re doing now, what would you do?
118. What do you regret not doing in the last year?
119. What’s on your bucket list?
120. If you had unlimited money to start your own business, what would it be?
121. If you found out that today was your last day on Earth, what would you do?
122. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
123. If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?
124. If you had the opportunity to be immortal, would you take it?
125. Which famous person in history would you want to spend the day with?
126. If you could time travel, when and where would you go?
127. Do you think you’ll likely accomplish all your dreams?
128. If you could magically become famous, would you want to?
129. A genie gives you three wishes—what are they?
Oddball inquiries can sometimes reveal the most interesting aspects of a person.
Unusual questions reveal a person’s diverse, distinctive, and special attributes, while their responses reveal personal details about what makes them tick.
These inquiries usually cause the other individual to go outside the box and examine things deeply.
However, you should keep things PG.
When it comes to sexual questions, don’t ask them too soon.
The same applies to the unusual-for-a-reason q’s, a.k.a. queries concerning another person’s finances, particularly child support, debt, and credit score.
If you ask these unorthodox questions, you’ll get some fascinating (in a good way!) responses:
130. Do you believe in ghosts—why or why not? (Bonus question: If so, are you afraid of ghosts?)
131. Do you have any special skills?
132. Are you double-jointed?
133. What’s your game plan in a zombie apocalypse?
134. Can you write in cursive?
135. If you could live in a movie, which one would it be and why?
136. What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?
137. Do you sing in the shower?
138. Are you good at solving puzzles?
139. How many hours do you get to the airport before a flight?
140. Can you say your ABCs are backward?
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When you give personal information to someone else, it deepens your relationship with that individual.
So relax and don’t be afraid to ask (and answer!) these difficult questions.
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